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decade. electric utility rates climbed five years in a row, the biggest run-up since the 1970s. and the cost of actually paying the bills? also going up, as banks hike monthly fees: checking, a.t.m.s, overdrafts. it's all chronicled in the fine print, a new book by pulitzer prize winner david cay johnston, who argues that large corporations, with government as accomplice, have rewritten the rules at the expense of small businesses and consumers like you and me. when you signed a credit card agreement, for example, did you know this? >> that you give up your right to sue if something goes wrong. >> reporter: that, in bank disclosure agreements covering bounced check fees. >> the markup could be as i show in my book, 470,000%. >> reporter: but johnston's favorite examples come from the telecom industry. >> this is my latest monthly verizon wireless bill. one of my favorites is access charge, f.c.c. access charge. >> reporter: right, i never figured out what that was. >> well, it sounds like the f.c.c., the federal communications commission is charging you a fee. no, the governmen
. winners were -- 5, 16, 22, 23, 29, and powerball was 6. abc's t.j. winick braving the chill here in new york to gauge powerball fever. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. this jackpot has already defied its own odds, 16 drawings in a row without a winner. that made last night's jackpot the second largest in u.s. lottery history. at 10:59 eastern time the numbers were drawn. the powerball jackpot just kept growing and growing. it grew to over a half a billion dollars. and would-be winners had more than half a billion ideas on how to spend it. [ indiscernible ] and make a five-story mansion. >> a happy life with no money woes. >> pay off bills. >> reporter: from convenience stores to supermarkets, the lotto machines were burning up as millions of americans in 42 states and district of columbia were lining up and dreaming big. >> that's the one right there. i'll see you tomorrow. >> reporter: in the final hours, tickets were selling at more than 100,000 per minute. in one gas station in indiana they were literally giving away powerball tickets. they had 425 of them
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